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Posted at 3:23 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Cooley says he's "repulsed" and "disgusted"

By Dan Steinberg

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP)


If you want to hear a Redskins player sound like a Redskins fan is feeling, you might want to listen to Chris Cooley's Tuesday appearance on the LaVar and Dukes show. Cooley was oozing pain through the radio waves. Words:

"I've never had something like that happen to me. There are no words. I'm repulsed by the way we played, by the way the game unfolded against a team we beat earlier in the season. It's the same team, a team we beat earlier in the season. It was like Ohio State playing Idaho State. I mean, it was that bad. It was unreal.

"I can't explain what happened. They just kicked our ass. That's all I can really say. I just don't know what else to say about it....And they didn't need to stop. They could have had 800 yards the way they were playing. They didn't even try in the fourth quarter. They weren't even trying....

"I'm honestly disgusted with what we did. I don't know what to say. I can't even sit here and try to explain how we could have played better, how plays could have changed the game. There's nothing I can tell you. I mean, the one thing I know is that we didn't quit playing. They just outplayed us that much....

"Can we continue to build? Can we get better? What is our real character? What's the character? If we have guys that care, we'll go to work tomorrow. You have to put it past you. We can't cry about it all week and then go get our ass kicked in Tennessee. We have to go to work tomorrow, and everyone has to show up, and everyone has to get over it. I don't even know how you take it. I don't think it's a lesson. I just think it's embarrassing....It was just a disgrace. It was embarrassing. It was a show. Philly put up a show at our expense."

By Dan Steinberg  | November 16, 2010; 3:23 PM ET
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Comments

Pretty much.

Posted by: CYA_Coach | November 16, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love Chris Cooley. He tells it straight.

I didn't see "quit" in the Redskins last night at all. As a Redskins fan I do appreciate that. We got destroyed, but at least it wasn't for lack of trying.

Last night just proved that in terms of physical talent the Redskins just are not very good. I said before the season the Redskins were a 4-12, 5-11, 6-10 team. Last night was just a dose of reality. The OL is bad even with Trent Williams in the lineup. He's still going to make rookie mistakes even though his talent is quite good. He also can't make up for the lack of talent at other positions on the line.

McNabb still doesn't have anybody very good to throw to on a consistent basis except for Cooley and Moss (and he couldn't even find Moss last night because he's the only Redskins WR the Eagles knew they had to worry about) and the long term answer at RB probably isn't on the roster. On defense, except for Orakpo, Fletcher, Landry, and Haynesworth on the plays he cares about, it's a complete disaster. I see no reason Haslett shouldn't be fired at the end of the season too.

This team needs at least two more good drafts with an actual GM in charge before they're competitive with most of the NFL. I think we fooled ourselves in to thinking Shanahan and McNabb could fix overnight what it took Vinny and Danny years to destroy.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | November 16, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the other thing last night hopefully proved to Shanahan is that regardless of what Dockery does or does not do in practice he's BETTER than anybody else at that position simply by default! I'm tired of seeing Will Montgomery and/or Lichtensteiger get run over. Put Dockery in the lineup and leave him there.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | November 16, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

The whole team is gutless. They showed absolutely no heart and no resolve monday. Everyone on this roster is an embarrasment to the players that played before them. I don't think a team can bounce back from what happened that night.

No matter what this team does, they'll never be good enough to compete with NY, Philly & Dallas.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | November 17, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

I think we fooled ourselves in to thinking Shanahan and McNabb could fix overnight what it took Vinny and Danny years to destroy.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | November 16, 2010 3:51 PM

Maybe you and a few other with unrealistic expectations thought this but until I actually see a change in how this organization is run (that is not throwing away draft picks, signing malcontents and washed up players to huge contracts, etc.), I'm not going to get emotionally or financially attached to this franchise.

To be honest, I don't even care that much anymore. It's the same old song and dance every weekend and year after year but the sheep keep following and giving Danny their hard earned dollars...for what exactly I don't know.

Posted by: Moose33 | November 17, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

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